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What is a good UCAT UK score?

10th July 2022

What is a good UCAT UK score?

This blog answers some common questions about UCAT UK scores.   What will my UCAT Score Report look like? Your UCAT score report will be in the following format:   Your scores in each of the four cognitive subtests (UCAT Verbal Reasoning, UCAT Decision Making, UCAT Quantitative Reasoning and UCAT Abstract Reasoning) are added together to form an overall UCAT cognitiv ...

 

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5 Easy Ways to Start Preparing for Medical Interviews Now

2nd October 2021

5 Easy Ways to Start Preparing for Medical Interviews Now

1. Don't Forget UCAT Situational Judgement The UCAT Situational Judgement section tests similar skills to the medical interview. Unlike the other parts of the UCAT exam, the Situational Judgement subtest analyses your ability to handle potentially difficult situations. This is an excellent foundation with which to begin your medical interview preparation. Remember the types of scenar ...

 

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Tips for Online Medical School Interviews

13th November 2020

Tips for Online Medical School Interviews

Due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, many universities will be conducting medical interviews online. An online interview is very different to an in person one, and requires a specific approach. This blog outlines some key tips. 1. Get your set up right Make sure you set up your device in a quiet location, away from distractions, and with a good, stable internet connection. Ideally h ...

 

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Which Medical Schools are Conducting Online Interviews for 2021 Entry?

28th October 2020

Which Medical Schools are Conducting Online Interviews for 2021 Entry?

With the current COVID-19 / coronavirus restrictions, universities are moving from in person interviews to an online ‘virtual’ style interview. The medical interview will take place on platforms such as Zoom, Microsoft teams or Blackboard collaborate. So, what have specific medical schools said about the process? Read on! It is important to note that in a normal year very little ...

 

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Three Common Interview Questions and How To Approach Them

14th February 2019

Three Common Interview Questions and How To Approach Them

You have made it through the UCAT, found out your results... now it's time for the interview! Not sure where to start? In this blog, I have outlined three common medical interview questions, and how to prepare for them.   Why have you decided to study medicine and not pursue another field where you can help others, such as pharmacy, education, nursing or social work? This question is design ...

 

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Presenting yourself in interviews

31st January 2018

Presenting yourself in interviews

Many of you may be well into preparing for interviews. Practicing how to answer tough personal questions and scenarios are vital. However one aspect of doing an interview that people may not focus on is how to present yourself in front of the interviewer. Presentation is just as important as the content you say in an interview. Now you might be thinking, ‘there’s no way that’s true’ however le ...

 

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Tips for Medical Interviews

31st January 2018

Tips for Medical Interviews

By now you may have finished your year 12 exams. For those who sat the UMAT this year, it almost seems like the end of the road. However, there is one crucial component for entry into medicine that many major universities require – the interview. It is important you prepare and practice for this last step, especially because this time, you are competing against a tough cohort: all those studen ...

 

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Interview Tips and Advice (Part 1)

31st January 2018

Interview Tips and Advice (Part 1)

In preparing for something as mammoth as a medical school interview, there are a lot of things to consider. When preparing you have to understand what type of language the interviewers might use, what to include in your answers and how you can respond both verbally and through your body language.   General advice for medical interviews • Walk into the room with a big smile. • Be confident, ...

 

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One on one with a medical school interviewer

31st January 2018

One on one with a medical school interviewer

I was fortunate enough to have jumped through the hurdles that lie on the way to medical school, and there are quite a few benefits on the other side. One of these is being able to talk to doctors, health professionals or community members that have had previous experience as interviewers. The following is an excerpt from a conversation I had with a past interviewer to understand what they are ...

 

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What Interviewers look for in prospective medical students (Part 1)

31st January 2018

What Interviewers look for in prospective medical students (Part 1)

Many of the personal qualities that the UMAT aims to assess in prospective medical students are the same qualities that are required to be a good doctor. Whilst the UMAT can only assess what you put on a paper in multiple choice format; the medical interview that will follow, can look for these qualities in person.    Your choice of words, body language, attitude and way of thinking will all ...

 

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